Spartacus: Gods of the Arena - "Reckoning" Review

"Reckoning" would have made for a great Valentine's Day episode. So much of the motivation of these characters is borne out of a twisted sense of love for one another. Well, except for Ashur, he just loves himself. There were hints early on that Lucretia had been poisoning Titus. When Lucretia had started serving Titus honey wine, that's when his coughing had begun. Yet the way it was handled was subtle enough that the final reveal of her devious act still felt surprising. Lucretia's sudden transition from obedient daughter-in-law to vindictive bitch during the poisoning scene was brilliant. Just when Titus was beginning to accept the possibility that Lucretia wasn't all that bad, it's revealed that she is far worse than he could have ever imagined. Lucy Lawless was phenomenal during the entire sequence. Her voice changed as she revealed her dark plot to poison Titus so that he would once again leave the House ofBatiatus behind.  Read More...


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